- Mauricio Pochettino took a huge hit at Paris Saint-Germain and Pep Guardiola
- Pochettino was sacked largely due to his failure to lead the Qatar-backed side to a Champions League victory
- The Argentine, however, argued that Guardiola has never been sacked but has yet to win the same title with Manchester City.
Former Paris Saint-German head coach Mauricio Pochettino has aimed for a subtle dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Pochettino was let go at the start of this season, with his failure to win the Champions League cited as the main reason for his dismissal.
Despite spending huge amounts of money in recent years, PSG have never won the elusive European title. huge. Pochettino reached the semi-finals in his first season, where he was knocked out by Manchester City before a Karim Benzema masterclass knocked them out in the round of 16 last term.
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The former Tottenham Hotspur boss has now hit out at Guardiola, saying he should have been sacked years ago for failing to win a Champions League title with Manchester City. City are in the same boat as PSG.
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“If I had left PSG for not winning the Champions League, Guardiola should have been sacked 7 or 8 times”, quoted by sports bible.
Guardiola’s Champions League career at Manchester City has been marred by near misses. In the last two seasons he was beaten in the final by Chelsea before a crazy stoppage time against Real Madrid dumped him last season.
Pochettino is yet to find a new club, while Guardiola will look to break the curse. City face RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
Ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino open to Premier League return
Pochettino open to EPL return
sports briefs previously reported that former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted missing being on the Premier League touchline and being keen to return if an offer came.
Pochettino’s last Premier League job was at Tottenham Hotspur. He was sacked in November 2019 after five years in charge and without silverware, and he also managed Southampton.
His last managerial position was at the club he had a playing career with: Paris Saint-Germain. He replaced Thomas Tuchel and by the time the German was sacked at Chelsea, the Argentine was already unemployed.
Source: Sports Brief News